Join us for West Loop Bavarian Block Party!

Friday, September 20, 5-10 P.M.
Saturday, September 21, 11 A.M.-10 P.M.
Washington Blvd. at Sangamon St.
$10 Suggested Donation

Haymarket Center’s Associate Board will host the West Loop Bavarian Block Party, an event that will offer guests a terrific time and raise funds to support Haymarket Center’s work in treating substance use disorders. The Bavarian Block Party will center on an authentic celebration of German culture, complete with popular German foods such as bratwurst and pretzels along with traditional American fare. The Bavarian Block Party will similarly feature live music, including a mix of German polka bands as well as local rock and pop groups.

West Loop Fest grew from an annual birthday celebration for our founder, the late Monsignor Ignatius McDermott as a way to bring the community together and create goodwill among our neighbors. We continue to honor this tradition with our annual West Loop Fest fundraiser. Funds raised will help provide comprehensive substance use and mental health treatment to Chicago’s vastly ignored and underserved populations.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Sarah English at or (312) 226-7984 x485.

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